Hi, I'm new and I'm here because I recently had an MRI to rule out any ligament tears or slipped discs from an auto accident 2 months ago. What I got instead is this...
"There are protruded osteophyte disc complexes at the
C4-5, C5-6 and C6-C7. There are small uncovertebral spurring at the
C5-6 and the C6-C7"
Doc says this is something they see frequently in older people with Degenerative Disc Disease and not really a big deal if I am not symptomatic (they say this is pre-existing to the accident and the symptoms I have now were caused by the accident so one doesn't have anything to do with another) They can't explain why an otherwise healthy 27 year old would have degenerative discs to the point of forming bone spurs. I guess I'll start searching the forums to see if there's anybody out there with a similar story. Thing is... I have had loss of feeling, strength, and recurring pain in my right hand that my doc had previously ruled out as tendonitis or possible carpel tunnel (I am an office worker) From some of the things I'm reading, these symptoms can also be explained by a pinched nerve (that could be caused by a bone spur in that region) I know this is just supposed to be an introduction, but any comments are welcome.